In today’s technological society where it is actually possible for people to be in two different places at one time, it is important to look at the different options on how to be in those different places using what terminals. In a place like a virtual meeting room, we are offered different products such as Adobe Connect and WebEx. While both serve more or less the same purpose, they still have several differences that set them apart from one another.
Flexible so that it can be catered toward both small to medium businesses as well as large enterprises. While Adobe Connect allows up to 100 attendees in a meeting, all of whom are allowed to be Hosts or Presenters if desired, whereas Webex only allows 25 attendees and restricts the roles of Host and Presenter to one each.
Adobe Connect is a bit more user-friendly because it does not require attendees to download the software like WebEx does. It is simply online and has easy instant access. Ad-Hoc/Instant meetings, as well as calendar features, included for the scheduled meetings. WebEx allows for users to schedule meetings as needed, as well as recurring meetings, while Adobe Connect does not have such features at all.
Adobe Connect has Breakout Rooms, Q&A Pods and Note Pods, which help control participant commentary and organization when it comes to splitting into groups. Granted, this feature is more favorable the larger the meeting room may be, but still something that WebEx does not offer. WebEx only allows one media to be shared at a time in a meeting, whether it is an image, document, slide presentation, or screen share. Adobe Connect allows multiple, if not all, of those to be shared and presented at any time with customizable layout features as well. One thing WebEx does allow is for the Host to remove an Attendee from a meeting; Adobe Connect does not.
Meeting Follow-up Features:
Both allow meeting recording and playback, but Adobe has additional features that WebEx doesn’t. For example, once a Webex meeting is over, it’s gone. The meeting room is no longer accessible and the chat text is lost along with it. Adobe Connect keeps information, even between sessions. The information stays there and the virtual meeting room is reusable as many times as needed, keeping all of the chat text, notes, or white-boarding all in one area. Even with content that may have been uploaded, Adobe Connect retains it all in the same meeting room, while WebEx does not. Additionally, Adobe Connect has an editing feature to its recordings so that the chat bar or the attendee list may be removed in the reviewing of it.
All in all, both Adobe Connect and WebEx have wonderful features in a given virtual meeting room, but, in most cases, it seems that Adobe Connect offers more to an individual meeting attendee than WebEx does. With its superior video quality and impressive multimedia flexibility, Adobe Connect has better user-friendliness that businesses could appreciate more.